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Aluminum Titanium Nitride (AlTiN) PVD Coating


Calico Aluminum Titanium Nitride (AlTiN) is a hard coating that solves many tribological problems with components that can be coated at temperatures of 450°C - 475°C. Calico-AlTiN is normally applied to steels, hardened steels, and stainless steel materials where high wear resistance and lubricity are needed. AlTiN coating provides exceptional oxidation resistance and extreme hardness. That's why this coating works well in very demanding cutting tool applications, especially when tools are being pushed to the max.

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  • Steel
  • Hardened Steel


  • Process Temp: 890°(476°C)
  • Max Temp: 1650°(898°C)


  • Thickness (micron): 1 - 4


  • Black
  • Gray


Calico-AlTiN is applied using lateral rotating cathode technology in a PVD (physical vapor deposition) process. Material is vaporized from a solid source in the form of atoms/molecules and then transported in the form of a vapor through a vacuum, low pressure gas/plasma to the substrate where it condenses.


Extreme Hardness, excellent abrasive wear resistance, Higher reliability in dry operations, Lubricants can be reduced, High aluminum content (>50%), Heat resistance, Hard machining.

  • Heat Resistant
  • Increased Hardness
  • High Wear Resistant
  • Increased Lubricity
  • Oxidation Resistant


Recommended applications include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Cutting Tools


This coating is a popular solution for the following industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Diesel
  • Energy
  • General Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Metal Forming
  • Military
  • Molds
  • Motorsports
  • Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas
  • Weaponry